Datacenter Alert UPS Issue

We have a situation at the datacenter, where we are at at the moment is one of our UPS is completely dead, actually the new Toshiba UPS.

Our second UPS that did fail this AM fortunately back came online soon after, but we are not confident in it to say the least. Both the UPS technician nor any electrician can tell us what happened other than it got overloaded.

So the main concern is with 1 UPS dead and the 2nd UPS fragile, we could go offline should there be a mains power interruption.

The next headache is we cannot get further manufacturer assistance from today due to the holidays, so essentially we have to wait to next week.

We keep you posted here should issues arise and on our twitter ConferenceV3 account.

What is a UPS? An uninterruptible power supply is an electrical apparatus that provides emergency power to a load when the input power source, typically mains power, fails.

A UPS differs from an auxiliary or emergency power system or standby generator in that it will provide near-instantaneous protection from input power interruptions, by supplying energy stored in batteries.

The on-battery runtime of most uninterruptible power sources is relatively short (only a few minutes) but sufficient to start a standby power source or properly shut down the protected equipment.

Regards
Anthony Hosking CEO
www.ConferenceV3.com

Conference V3 Server Upgrade

Please be advised that our website’s, email and customer support desk’s maybe disrupted at some point as we migrate to a brand new faster servers to handle the additional web traffic, ensure reliability as we complete 2012 in readiness for 2013.

ALL CONFERENCE ROOMS REMAIN 100% OPERATIONAL

Conference V3 Communication Servers

Preparation for the migration is currently under way and we expect some short outages as a result of the migration procedure and normal DNS internet related propagation delays within the next 24 – 48 hours.

For any emergencies, please contact us via Twitter if our support desk is down.

We appreciate your understanding for this vital upgrade and thank all of customer’s
for there continued business many of them we’ve been serving since 2004.

So from all of us here, we wish you a very Happy Festive Season and A Really
Wonderful New Year 2013.

Best Regards
Anthony Hosking
Founder and CEO
www.ConferenceV3.com

20 YEARS OLD “TEXT MESSAGING TECHNOLOGY”

20 YEARS OLD “TEXT MESSAGING TECHNOLOGY”

Love it or hate it, the text message is 20 years old.

The first-ever text message was sent December 3, 1992, by software engineer Neil Papworth, to Vodafone director Richard Jarvis, who received the message on his husky Orbitel 901 cell phone. It read simply, “Merry Christmas.”

In 2010, the International Telecommunications Union reported that 200,000 text messages were sent every minute and 6.1 trillion texts were sent worldwide.

In June 2012, the CTIA mobile trade group reported that 184.3 billion text messages were sent a month in the United States — up from 28.9 billion a month in 2007.

Globally, 8.6 trillion text messages are sent each year, amazing!

At least our software Text Chat IM feature is not limited to 160 characters laughs Anthony.

Till next time, all the best.

Anthony Hosking